I made this fun Halloween Scrapbook Layout for my class a couple of weeks ago.  I really love how it all turned out.  There are several punch art animals on the layout.

The colors look off in this picture – the background is Crumb Cake, the panel across the center is Basic Gray, the photo mats on the left page are Old Olive and Concord Crush, the title is Cajun Craze.

The photo mat on the right page is Whisper White – I plan to put a collage of photos on this one.

The strip across the bottom is from the Wicked Cool Specialty Designer Series Paper.

There is also a Basic Black mat that was embossed with the Spider Web Embossing folder and the I inked it a little bit with the Frost White shimmer paint.

The stamp set is Wicked Cool.  I just love the little candelabra’s – I stamped them in Basic Grey and then painted the flames with the Smooch Accent Ink.  It looks really good in person on the Crumb Cake card stock.

Then I made punch art – and can you see which punch I used for most of the creatures?  I actually used the Owl punch – first of all he is himself as an owl.  Then I used him to create the ghost.  I used him again for the fat cat.

The cat is the Owl body with the feet clipped off and glued back on a little higher to look like paws.  The tail is from the branch on the Bird punch.  I sponged the edges with White craft ink – added eyes, nose and whiskers.

The Tombstone is also made from a punch.  I cut a strip of the Designer series paper exactly the width of the Designer Label punch and the slipped it into the punch to just punch the top to create the tombstone.  The branches at the bottom are from the Bird punch.

The bats of course are the bat punch – quick and easy – sponged with a touch of white craft ink.

And then there is one more special guest on my page – Mr. Rat.  Do you see him?  Can you tell what punch I used?  It is also the owl punch!  I need to go back and take a picture of how I cut it and add it to this post – but it is late and dark while I’m writing this so I’ll add it in the morning.  His tail is the branch from the Bird punch – it makes a great tail. Can you tell that my rat is fuzzy?  I used my Bone Folder to break down the fibers in the card stock until I could pull the layers apart.  Then the inside is fuzzy.

How to make a rat.

I got the idea for the rat when I was in Pottery  Barn looking at their Halloween decorations – they had lots of fuzzy rats on all of their displays for Halloween.  So when I got home and worked on this layout the idea kind of popped in my head and it actually worked!

Now to get pictures for my layout – I think I’ll have to find some old ones because my boys aren’t little any more – so I don’t expect to have new Halloween pictures this year.

We are continuing with Monika’s Blog Bingo – let’s play….

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 5 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 7.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the previous winners.

Here is piece #5  –the soccer ball image from All in the Family Accesories stamp set (stamped in Concord Crush).